Larry Barber knows grief all too well. In May 1993 his wife Cindy and two year
old daughter Katie died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in
Arlington, Texas. As a widowed single parent he raised two surviving children,
nine year old Sarah and 12 year old Christian. Early in his grief walk Barber
cried out to send people and knowledge into his life that would help him and his
children through his grief journey. In return he has promised that he would
gladly share what help he recieves with other mourners. Since that promise,
Barber has accepted a grief support ministry that has reached out to thousands
who struggle after the death of a loved one.
Barber is a minister, a licensed professional counselor, and certified in
Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
He served six years as a hospice bereavement coordinator; twelve years as a
grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington TX; and four
years as the director of counseling and grief support for ChristianWorks for
Children in Dallas TX. Barber conducts grief seminars, in-services and church
presentations. Committed to sharing grief insights shared with him by fellow
mourners, he is tireless in efforts to comfort and equip those in grief.